Safety training session held for CASA volunteers

Safety training session held for CASA volunteers

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - A training session was held Friday so volunteers for Court Appointed Special Advocates can be prepared for any situation they might walk into.

Drug training officer Don Mullenix prepared the volunteers to be aware of dangerous situations like meth labs.

One worker was killed in a Little Rock in 2003 when they went to check on an elderly resident and lit a match. The house caught on fire because the resident's grandson had been cooking meth in the kitchen.

Mullenix said the participants learned walk in, walk out safety.

"We show the volunteers what to look for on the outside as they're walking in the house, and when they get inside the house if they see the items that we're showing them that makes methamphetamine then at that time they can walk out," he said.

Mullenix also said more casa volunteers are needed in each county in Arkansas.

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